ACN EXECUTIVE TEAM AND COMMITTEES
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Dr. Nana Derby
Dr. Nana Derby President
Djakaria Konate Vice- President
Dr. Eunice Turkson General Secretary
Chair, Social-cultural Committee
El-Haji Djibril Niang
Chair, Economic Development
Vice-Chair, Economic Development
Dr. Pierre Kamguia
Vice-Chair, Education Committee
Chair, Education Committee
Vice-Chair, Health committee
Vice-Chair, Social-Cultural Committee
Chair, Health Committee
Chair, Advocacy Committee
About ACN Committees
Education: Leads the community interests in educational areas; Advocates for ESL and other training in English as a means of success in the U.S.; Identifies avenues for scholarships/financial support; Educates the community in general on African geopolitical issues; Strengthen the connection between Africans and African-Americans and foster a greater sense of multicultural unity.
Advocacy: Speaks on behalf of the African community; Promotes positive African image within media, community and discourse; Defends the rights of the African community; Provides legal and advocacy support to those in need; Raises awareness of African needs among local, state and national leadership.
Economic Development: Cultivates business opportunities for the African community; Foster an entrepreneurial spirit within the African community by providing seminars and workshops; Develop partnerships with investors and other stakeholders to strengthen entrepreneurial opportunities; Promote connections between African and African-American businesses.
Health: Leads the effort in areas of health education and access for the African community; Identifies health resources; Conducts community outreach efforts to connect with and educate the community on critical health issues.
Social/Cultural: Engages the community in efforts to promote and preserve African traditions and cultures; Organizes social and cultural events for the community to increase understanding of and connection to African culture and knowledge.